Days after almost 200 celebration staff joined the Janata Dal-United (JD-U), Chirag Paswan’s Lok Janshakti Get together (LJP) suffered one other massive blow on Monday when its lone MLC Nutan Singh joined the Bharatiya Janata Get together (BJP).
Nutan Singh, spouse of Bihar minister and BJP MLA Neeraj Kumar Singh, joined the saffron celebration in Patna within the presence of state BJP chief Sanjay Jaiswal.
“My husband is in BJP so I additionally determined to hitch the celebration in order that we each can work collectively,” information company ANI quoted Nutan Singh, as saying after she jumped the ship.
Final week, greater than 200 mid-level and lower-rung leaders of LJP had joined the JD-U in Bihar.
A rattled LJP, which has been taking pleasure in having weakened the JD-U within the meeting election, lashed out on the deserters whom it sought to dismiss as traitors.
JD-U nationwide president RCP Singh introduced at a press convention the induction of 208 leaders from the LJP. A few of them held state-level posts within the celebration, based by late Ram Vilas Paswan and now headed by his son.
Most notable among the many turncoats is former state common secretary Keshav Singh who has been in revolt in opposition to Chirag Paswan and predicting the celebration’s collapse for a while.
Relations had begun to bitter between the JD-U and the LJP final yr when Chirag Paswan had began criticising Nitish Kumar for his authorities’s dealing with of COVID-19 and the migrant disaster thrown up by the lockdown.
Forward of the elections, he pulled out of the NDA, vowing to dislodge Nitish Kumar from energy however serving to the BJP type the subsequent authorities. The LJP queered the pitch for the JD-U by fielding its candidates, lots of them rebels from the BJP, in opposition to the chief minister’s celebration.
Nevertheless, the LJP managed to win only one seat within the Bihar meeting elections.
(With inputs from PTI)